Local News

City eager to display rail construction

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
With its court battles behind it, Oahu's elevated rail project is poised to become a concrete-and-steel reality and city officials have launched an effort to show the public the construction that's already happening.

Search for a new UH president narrows down group of hopefuls

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
The search for the next University of Hawaii president could wrap up before the summer, as regents have turned their attention to a shortlist of candidates.

Bail denied for defendant in dismemberment case

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
A murder defendant accused of dismembering his alleged victim was ordered Thursday by Circuit Judge Karen Ahn to remain in custody pending trial without the opportunity for release on bail.

Gabbard part of delegation to visit Japan, S. Korea, China

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations.

Alleged skimmers of ATM will be tried in mid-June

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
The two defendants accused of siphoning more than $20,000 from local residents in an elaborate ATM skimming operation last year are scheduled to be tried together in June.

Suspected nepotism at state hospital will be investigated by ethics agency

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to open an investigation into nepotism at the Hawaii State Hospital. A state Senate panel investigating mismanagement and assaults on staff at the Kaneohe psychiatric hospital has documented that at least eight staffers have relatives working at the facility.

House pitches a delay for small business

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
State House negotiators suggested Thursday that a minimum wage increase be delayed for workers at small businesses, a tactic that could put pressure on the state Senate to accept the existing House draft of the bill.

Facts of the Matter: Scientists press on in effort to balance universe’s forces

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
One of the greatest quests of the new physics has been to reconcile quantum theory with general relativity. This situation parallels that of 17th-century scientists who were trying to reconcile the way things fell on Earth with the greater motions of the planets.

Turtle Bay deal keeps land safe from growth

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
The owner of Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore has agreed to sell some of its development rights to the state, the city and a trust for $48.5 million in a deal that will reduce the resort's expansion plan and preserve much undeveloped land.

Panel suggests 8% raise for city officials

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
The Honolulu Salary Commission is proposing 8 percent raises be given to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council members and most department heads starting July 1.

Kokua Line: Locking library bathrooms would make situation worse

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
Question: Regarding the condition of the restrooms at Hawaii State Library addressed in Kokua Line -- is.gd/tWLDOv: Why can't they be locked with keys available upon request? "Questionable" patrons can be accompanied by a security guard. Everyone is entitled to use a public restroom, but no one should be allowed to misuse it.

Island Images

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59

Newswatch

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
Officer hit with TRO • Man arrested over Mace can • Meth seizure brings charges

911 Report

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
Dead snorkeler was from Japan • Suspect sought in bank robbery

Island Images

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59

Corrections

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Lawsuits over girls' abuse at school settled

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
The state has agreed to settle three lawsuits filed by parents who alleged "cruel and unusual punishment" and abuse of their daughters, special education students, at the hands of Kipapa Elementary School employees.

Benefits ruling inspires march by migrants

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
Micronesian community members marched from Kalihi to the federal building in Honolulu on Wednesday to rally for migrant health care and ask Hawaii's congressional delegation to redouble its efforts to reinstate Medicaid payments.

H-1 freeway closures to resume Sunday night

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
Nighttime drivers in town should brace themselves for the latest — and likely the final — round of full closures in a single direction on the H-1 freeway, as crews enter the final push to complete repairs along the state's busiest roadway.

Expert counters 3 others over cause of girl's death

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:59
Federal prosecutors in the Naeem Williams capital murder trial presented their own medical expert to counter the claims of three defense experts who suggested that the former Schofield Barracks soldier was not the one who delivered the fatal blow to his 5-year-old daughter.